Adriano Pianesi

Principal at ParticipAction Consulting Inc.

  • Leadership

Expert Credentials

-Master of Business Administration, Group communication
-Management experience in Fortune 500 companies
-Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Faculty member
-Harvard Kennedy School "Art & Practice of Leadership Development"
-Author of "Teachable Moments of Leadership" (iBook, 2016)
-International Bloomberg Scholar Program Lead


Adriano Pianesi is a leadership educator and a Change consultant. His work specializes in leading change and innovation by creating a space – physical and virtual – where people are empowered to build their future. His work as a practitioner is influenced by his 15-year career in the corporate world where he worked as a Marketing Manager and Sales Executive. Adriano's research focuses on large group methods, adaptive leadership, culture change, team dynamics, and change management. He has been teaching with Johns Hopkins Carey Business School since 2008, he is a faculty member of the Leadership School of the Foreign Service of the US State Department. Professor Pianesi has consulted all over the world for organizations like Microsoft, Amazon, Philip Morris, the US Marine Corps, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. He co-authored the book Teachable Moments of Leadership (iBook, 2016) which featured among the top 100 I-book sellers for two years in a row He is fluent in, Italian, French, and Spanish.

Available For

  • Summit Speaker
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